Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma can diagnose and treat flat feet in children and adults. Flatfeet, also referred to as fallen arches, is a postural deformity in which the arches of the foot to collapse, causing the entire sole to come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. Nearly 30% of the general population have an arch that simply never develops in one or both feet.
In most cases, flatfeet occurs when one or of both of the arches do not develop during childhood. Flatfeet may also develop after an injury or from the simple wear-and-tear stresses of age. Additional causes include:
- Trauma to the toe
- Tearing the corners of nails
- Shoes that do not fit properly
- Toenails that are not cut correctly. Toenails that are trimmed too short or too round may cause the nail to grow downward into the skin.
Most patients have no signs or symptoms associated with flatfeet. Over time, this condition may alter the alignment of your legs, which can contribute to problems in your ankles and knees. Others symptoms of flatfeet include:
- Pain in the heel or arch area
- Pain that worsens with activity
- Swelling along the inside of the ankle
Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including flatfeet. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers are committed to helping patients find relief and return to the highest level of activity possible.
If you aren’t experiencing pain, treatment for flatfeet is usually not necessary. However, if your child is experiencing foot pain, orthotics or braces may be recommended to correct the condition in its early stages.
To schedule an appointment, call us at (405) 418-4500
"DR. GREEN SAVED MY FOOT! His care, knowledge and straight to the point of how I needed to take care of myself, saved my right foot with just about 6 more months of care, medicine, surgery, and discipline. Dr. Green has to be most reliable and knowledgeable doctor I have ever worked with. ". – Philip Brooks
"After months of ankle pain, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Green after he was highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Green took the time to get to know me and listen to my concerns. He diagnosed my condition quickly and talked through several treatment options to eliminate my pain. I wish I would’ve made an appointment sooner! The entire staff was so friendly and I was in and out in no time!". – Brad
"I needed quite a complex treatment and Dr. Jones did a fantastic job. From my first appointment to my last, everyone in the office was so nice and helpful, and I never waited very long at all! A physical therapist I saw a few weeks after surgery was genuinely impressed with Dr. Jones' work. Highly recommend!". – Andrew
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